It's the college admissions scandal that Twitter just can't stop talking about.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are two stars who are in the headlines this week... and not for a good reason.
Read our full story below to see what media outlets, and fans, are saying.
"Fifty people are accused of participating in a scheme that involved cheating on standardized tests and bribing college coaches and others to admit students as athletes regardless of their abilities, prosecutors revealed in a federal indictment Tuesday."
Thinking about all the black, brown, & low-income students who arrive at college & who are made to feel as if they don't deserve to be there, while so many wealthy students have their parents essentially buy their way into these schools & rarely experience the same skepticism.— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) March 12, 2019
I, for one, STUNNED that rich people would pay millions in bribes to get their children into elite colleges. You mean they didn’t earn it based off merit alone, as we’re constantly told? ::clutches imaginary pearls:: https://t.co/8fEeHFjQy0— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 12, 2019
BREAKING / NBC NEWS: Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are two of over 40 people charged in the college exam scheme, according to court documents.— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) March 12, 2019
They are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. https://t.co/vLfjUuOpHA
Felicity Huffman And College Are All Over Twitter Today
White millionaires are scamming their rich white children into college— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 12, 2019
Black children fighting over charter school lottery like the hunger games & parents arrested for sending their kids to public schools in better areas.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are two of at least 40 people charged in a nationwide college admissions exam scandal, according to court documents. https://t.co/fF2oBZn5Md— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2019
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Give a college administrator a few thousand dollars to get your kid in and it’s a bribe. Give a college $2.5 million to get your kid in and it’s business as usual for the super rich. (Hi, Jared.)— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) March 12, 2019
did any one else just assume that celebrities paid to get their kids into college and are shocked that it’s actually illegal— jaboukie (@jaboukie) March 12, 2019
I guess college admissions isn’t that different from elections, where lots of money can buy your spot too.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 13, 2019
Also an enviro where those who make it despite the odds are suspected to not have “earned” it, not truly belong, or assumed to not be able to perform at the same level. https://t.co/YyD72C7uh1
These Reactions Are Amazing
Imagine being William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman or Lori Loughlin, multimillionaires with vast networks of resources for your kid that are effective and legal, and you still feel the need to cheat the system to get your kid into college.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 12, 2019
Zero sympathy here. None.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are named in charging documents just unsealed by federal authorities, alleging a large scheme involving parents who paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their kids into elite colleges, including Harvard and Yale. w/ @AaronKatersky— Mike Levine (@MLevineReports) March 12, 2019
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